Machine curated list of the best Twitter links

Amazon granted a patent that prevents in-store shoppers from online price checking - The Verge

Amazon granted a patent that prevents in-store shoppers from online price checking …[via]

Donald Trump Reverses Barack Obama’s Cuba Policy | The New Yorker

Trump's Cuba directive seems to be a deliberate attempt to dismantle Obama’s legacy. [via]

We asked 8 Senate Republicans to explain what their health bill is trying to do - Vox

This is jaw-dropping. [via]

Podcasts, Analytics, and Centralization – Stratechery by Ben Thompson

🔊 "For podcasts there is neither data nor scale." (@Stratechery)[via]

The Persistence of Prog Rock | The New Yorker

🎸 "These bands were once celebrated, and then people began to reconsider." (@newyorker)[via]

Man on a Wire: Mike Pence’s Tightrope Act - POLITICO Magazine

Mike Pence got a bunch of grown men to cry and change their votes on health care. …[via]

At almost $14 billion, Whole Foods would be Amazon’s biggest acquisition by a lot - Recode

At almost $14 billion, Whole Foods would be Amazon’s biggest acquisition by a lot …[via]

Small Change in Average, Big Change in Extremes | Climate Central

A small increase in average temperature leads to a big increase in extreme heat …[via]

What Bullets Do to Bodies - The New York Times

It's not bullets that kill you: Essential fact from front line of US #gunviolence @DrLeanaWen #pheal…[via]

The Senate’s health care secrecy will hurt millions.

The Senate’s health care secrecy is a breathtaking contempt for democracy: [via]

Police Officer Says He Was Fired for Not Shooting. Now He’s Suing. - The New York Times

Not true! If they *don’t* shoot a black person, they can be fired. 😡 [via]

Bumpers

D-list podcaster @Kantrowitz threatened to delete my coffee if I didn't appear on his terrible show [via]

Someone Is Trying to Discredit the Story of Peter Thiel’s Interest in Young Blood

Can't even harvest the blood of teens within the privacy of one's own lair anymore without getting a reputation. [via]

Lorde – Supercut Lyrics | Genius Lyrics

Nine years ago, @sixfoot6 and I coined the term "supercut." Today, it's a song on @lorde's new album. [via]

New York I Love You But You Murdered My Liver – Jessica Misener – Medium

This is great [via]

What Whole Foods Markets Doesn’t Tell You – Science-Based Medicine

What Whole Foods Markets Doesn't Tell You [via]

Amazon to Acquire Whole Foods for $13.7 Billion - Bloomberg

Amazon to Acquire Whole Foods for $13.7 Billion: [via]

Pence Hires Criminal Defense Lawyer to Aid Him in Investigations - The New York Times

Even Mike Pence is lawyering up now: [via]

Pardon Our Interruption

Affirm founder was CTO of PayPal. Loans are made by Cross River Bank, which raised $28M in VC in 2016. [via]

Andy Baio on sort of, kind of inspiring a Lorde song - The Verge

The Verge interviewed me about Lorde's "Supercut": delighted to see a word I coined here in 2008 become the… [via]

Polynesian people used binary numbers 600 years ago : Nature News & Comment

Polynesian people used binary numbers 600 years ago [via]

Google releases new TensorFlow Object Detection API | TechCrunch

Google Releases New TensorFlow Object Detection API [via]

Amazon.com story from Feb. 4, 1997 (KIRO 7 Seattle) - YouTube

there were way earlier stories than this but this is the earliest one I can find online [via]

Articles tagged: security - Source: An OpenNews project

Reminder that there’s a p great archive of infosec articles for news nerds waiting for you right here: [via]

Someone Is Trying to Discredit the Story of Peter Thiel’s Interest in Young Blood

Nice job by JK Trotter and @Gizmodo untangling real journalistic misdeeds from imaginary ones. [via]

The New DuckTales Cartoon Opening Sequence And Theme Song - Geekologie

The New DuckTales Cartoon Opening Sequence And Theme Song [via]

Junot Díaz on What It’s Like to Be an Immigrant in America

I was trying to answer the question, what is the United States—and also, who am I and how did I get here? #JunotDíaz [via]

Deadlocked Jury In Cosby Rape Case Will Resume Deliberations For Fifth Day

The jury in the Bill Cosby rape trial will resume deliberations for a fifth day on Friday [via]

Amazon has a patent to keep you from comparison shopping while you’re in its stores - The Washington Post

Amazon has a patent to keep you from comparison shopping in stores [via]

Amazon to Acquire Whole Foods for $13.7 Billion - Bloomberg

Amazon to Acquire Whole Foods in $13.7B Bet on Groceries [via]

calibre - New in calibre 3.0

Calibre 3 released [via]

Startup School

YC StartupSchool'17 Presentations [via]

Finally, A $378 Kate Spade Pink T-Rex Purse - Geekologie

Finally, A $378 Kate Spade Pink T-Rex Purse [via]

Death Trips | Ann Neumann

Is dying alone the worst possible thing that can happen? @otherspoon @thebafflermag [via]

Switching to the Mutt Email Client « null program

Switching to the Mutt Email Client [via]

Phish drummer wins local Maine election | Page Six

in high school i got grounded for writing about getting high at a phish concert on my xanga...congrats jon fishman [via]

Balance Open - Product Hunt

Access your Coinbase account from your Mac menubar with this: nice find, @ZackShapiro 💸[via]

GitHub - jfecher/ante: The compile-time language

Ante: a compile-time language [via]

The Grays of Our Lives - Racked

"Wearing gray is a way of soothing the 21st-century chaos, like camouflage for the modern world." @Racked @chaykak [via]

Review: ‘All Eyez on Me’ Is Uninspired. Tupac Shakur Was Anything But. - The New York Times

Yiiiiiikes [via]

Amazon May Already Be Selling Your Fave Whole Foods Products For Less

I went to Whole Foods today to compare Amazon prices and came out alive! [via]

Catholic Churches Built Secret Astronomical Features Into Churches to Help Save Souls

The Catholic Church supported #astronomy for more than six centuries, from medieval times to the Enlightenment: [via]

How the .NET Runtime loads a Type · Performance is a Feature!

How the .NET Runtime Loads a Type [via]

GitHub - karolmajta/git-xd-hook

Show HN: GIT xD – append xD to all your commit messages [via]

James Joyce: You can’t ignore the bastard | Prospect Magazine

#JamesJoyce: "You couldn’t ignore the bastard, he was too good." @juliangough @prospect_uk… [via]

Wikileaks Documentary Makers Accuse Assange of Censorship

Wikileaks Documentary Makers Accuse Assange of Censorship [via]

Werner Herzog Walks to Paris

"Only if this were a film would I consider it real." —Werner Herzog @UMinnPress #longreads [via]

America’s new tobacco crisis: The rich stopped smoking, the poor didn’t - The Washington Post

America’s new tobacco crisis: The rich stopped smoking, the poor didn’t [via]